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The Frequent Flyer Gazette

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Beware of Dynamic Currency Conversion
Have you ever been asked while travelling whether you wanted to pay in Australian dollars or the local currency? The offer to pay in Australian dollars overseas is known as "dynamic currency conversion", and it's a complete and total rip-off.

When a customer pays using dynamic currency conversion, the merchant makes a commission. So it's in their interest for you to pay in your home currency. But this is most definitely not in your interest!
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New Qantas Chicago Flights on Sale
Qantas has revealed the schedule of its new Brisbane-Chicago and Brisbane-San Francisco flights, which are now on sale. Qantas will fly three times per week from Brisbane to San Francisco from 9 February 2020. Meanwhile, non-stop service from Brisbane to Chicago will commence on 20 April 2020 and operate four times per week. Both new trans-Pacific routes out of Brisbane will be served by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with more...
Earn Velocity Points for Ola Rides
Velocity Frequent Flyer has launched a new points-earning partnership with ride-sharing service Ola. To celebrate, they're giving away 1,000 free Ola rides to Australian airports tomorrow! Velocity members can earn 1 point per dollar on any Ola ride. This earn rate increases to 2 Velocity points per dollar when travelling to or from airports in Australia or New Zealand in the cities where Ola operates. Ola is currently available in 7 Australian cities, as more...
 
 
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Up to 40% Off United MileagePlus Miles
United Airlines has announced another new promotion on buying miles! Until 26 July 2019, you can get up to 40% off purchases of United MileagePlus miles. Buying United miles during a promotion is a clever way to save money on Star Alliance Business and First class flights, as the cost of the miles is often lower than the cost of an equivalent airfare. United MileagePlus miles can be redeemed for premium more...
Fly BA to Singapore with Qantas Points
Did you know that British Airways flies from Sydney to Singapore? The Qantas partner, which is a member of the Oneworld alliance, serves this fifth-freedom route every day with a 4-class Boeing 777-300ER. This British Airways route is of interest to Qantas Frequent Flyer members because BA has surprisingly good award availability lately.
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Why Business Class can be Cheaper than Economy
Canada's New Mandatory Compensation for Delays, Overbooking
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